Brewed by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. Today, when beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel - the archetypal Bavarian beer - is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Pours dark amber with a thin, mostly receding tan head. Aroma of caramel, light toffee, and raisins. Taste is slightly dry, nutty, toffee, with raisins. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Clear, deep amber with a red hue. Moderate head. Strong malt aroma with hints of caramel, cocoa, smoke. Big malt flavor, a little fruity, with melaniodian notes. Excellent body. Clean, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Draft at Old Europe in DC- A dark brown beer with a big thick white head. Moderate smoke, malty aroma. A nut, mild chocolate flavor with a bready side. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1067) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2006
A dark brown coloured beer with a reddish hue, topped with a thickish, off white head. Alight, toasted malt nose, with some hint of hop in the background. The taste is light, but with plenty of body. malty, but not too sweet, and enough hop flavour to balance the taste. The finish is smooth and malty. (Draught, by the mass(!) - @ the Hofbräuhaus, Munich).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2006
On tap. Poured a deep, clear cola brown with a nice cap of beige head. Nose was very sweet and candy-like with chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness. Flavor was massively sweet, too... with the same notes as the nose. Cola-like mouthfeel and lighter in body. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2214) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2006
(Tap) Pours dark brown with off-white/brown head. Some sweet caramel in the taste. Not very bitter. The mouthfeel was slightly watery, but OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2006
draught at Hotbräuhaus. Brownish colour wiht a medium creamy mostly lasting head. Aroma and taste of malts and caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Draught at brewpub Platzl München. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Reddisch-brown colour. Week aroma and flavor. OK palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2006
Tasted this one at the Fremantle International Beer Festival. A long weekend dedicated to bringing out the ’drunk’ in every ego-charged Aussie who attended (no one actually attended for the beer tasting). Anyway, this could have been the highlight of the day as there wasn’t much I hadn’t tasted. From the bottle; poured a tawny chestnut, quite clear, with a short lived off-white head that left some legs. Pleasant, well rounded malty aroma with hints of coffee beans, salted nuts and sweet mocha notes. Similar in the mouth to the aroma with a stronger presence of biscuity, chocolate malts and a pleasant spicy back end. Hints of tangy, sweet cola soda blend with dusty dark malts in the long but rather fresh swallow. Becomes dryer as it warms and presents a light hint of earthy hops that balance it nicely. Light bodied and soft in carbonation, but not overly smooth. A typically good German dark lager. Refreshing!!! (50cL, Classic Beer Imports, F.I.B.F.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2006
Draught. Dark ruby red colour, beige mediumsized head. Some grassy malts in nose, with some weak roasted notes. Flavour caramellish malts with dry roasted, a bit caramellish hints. Aftertaste is caramellish malts. Quite wellbalances.

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